Bloom in box Case Study

2022-05-24T12:47:17+01:00

“MaCaW showed us that solar could cut our carbon footprint by 38.6% and save almost £5,500 each year in bills.” Bloom in Box’s Tom Reardon has long been committed to cutting his business’ carbon footprint. The only problem? From solar panel providers to energy generation, “I really didn’t know how to tell the good from the bad.” To find out, Tom spoke to MaCaW, the University of Central Lancashire’s (UCLan) Making Carbon Work project, an industry and academic collaboration funded by the ERDF and supported by Boost, Lancashire’s business growth hub. Bloom in Box started life as a specialist [...]

Bloom in box Case Study2022-05-24T12:47:17+01:00

AquaSpira Case Study

2022-03-29T11:01:51+01:00

“I think we’ll cut our energy costs by 40-45%” - AquaSpira sees the cost benefit of saving carbon. Composite steel reinforced pipe-maker AquaSpira has put the finishing touches to a solar panel installation. It’s the latest step in a carbon saving plan that began with a carbon audit by the University of Central Lancashire’s Making Carbon Work (MaCaW) project, an academic/industry collaboration, part funded by the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF). With the rising cost of energy, talking to MaCaW has been “one of the best decisions’’ AquaSpira has ever made. Since 2007, Nelson-based AquaSpira has produced innovative drainage [...]

AquaSpira Case Study2022-03-29T11:01:51+01:00

Supply chains made more sustainable by MaCaW

2021-12-06T12:25:23+00:00

What’s the simplest way of saving thousands in energy costs, cutting tonnes of carbon from your operation, and boosting your business’ profile with clients seeking a more sustainable supply chain? Canopy Products called the University of Central Lancashire’s (UCLan’s) Making Carbon Work (MaCaW) project, an academic/industry collaboration, part funded by the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF). Since 1973, Canopy Products Ltd has been crafting door canopy sets, gallows brackets, heritage barge boards and more from its base in Bacup, Lancashire. The company supplies its products to a wide range of clients including major construction companies and blue chip clients. [...]

Supply chains made more sustainable by MaCaW2021-12-06T12:25:23+00:00

Carbon reduction with MaCaW a “no brainer” says Whitewells

2021-06-21T10:29:56+01:00

Thanks to a carbon audit by the University of Central Lancashire’s Making Carbon Work (MaCaW) project and a grant part-funded by the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF), catering supplier Whitewells is exiting the pandemic a more efficient, effective and low carbon business than it entered it. Whitewells Catering Supplies Ltd has been supplying restaurants, schools and businesses in Morecambe and across Lancashire with fresh produce and catering goods since 1942. In March 2019, the family-owned company asked us to carry out a free audit of its business to identify ways of reducing its carbon footprint. But then, with the [...]

Carbon reduction with MaCaW a “no brainer” says Whitewells2021-06-21T10:29:56+01:00

MaCaW Brings Sustainable Procurement Closer to Home

2021-04-26T16:20:09+01:00

The University of Central Lancashire’s Making Carbon Work (MaCaW) project, part funded by the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF), is helping to drive a powerful onshoring message for Pendle Engineering.   Chris Smith, MD of Pendle Engineering, saw a double opportunity in contacting MaCaW. On the one hand, there was the chance for the specialist steel engineers, manufacturers and fabricators to benefit in a similar way to so many other Lancashire SMEs, with a carbon report that could help the business cut its energy costs and operate more sustainably. But there was another, even bigger opportunity to be [...]

MaCaW Brings Sustainable Procurement Closer to Home2021-04-26T16:20:09+01:00

Solar Savings: Cutting 17% Off Preston Company’s Energy Bills

2021-03-05T09:38:21+00:00

Solar Savings: Cutting 17% Off Preston Company’s Energy Bills The University of Central Lancashire’s Making Carbon Work Project (MaCaW) and a £15,000 grant from the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) are helping one of Lancashire’s most respected names in fresh food supply cut its energy costs and carbon. For almost 50 years, B Cookson Limited has been a trusted name in fresh produce wholesaling. Originally operating from Preston’s Bow Lane Wholesale market, the company moved to purpose-built facilities in Fulwood, Preston in 2000. The site is energy intensive. The large walk-in refrigerators that hold stock and keep products [...]

Solar Savings: Cutting 17% Off Preston Company’s Energy Bills2021-03-05T09:38:21+00:00

JRC Roofing Sees the Light With MaCaW

2020-12-18T10:55:37+00:00

A Burnley-based specialist slate supplier has transformed its site lighting - and is set to transform its energy bills – thanks to support and funding from the University of Central Lancashire (UCLan) and ERDF. JRC, based in Burnley, specialises in the supply of natural slate. As a Lancashire SME, the company was eligible for support from UCLan’s Making Carbon Work (MaCaW) programme, which is part-funded by the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF). Thanks to a free audit and match-funded grant, the company has transformed its office and warehouse lighting which has shed new light on its operations and stands [...]

JRC Roofing Sees the Light With MaCaW2020-12-18T10:55:37+00:00

Lightbulb moment as Chelsom goes green

2020-10-06T11:16:56+01:00

Bright sparks turn to MaCaW programme to help reduce carbon emissions An environmental consultancy programme funded by the European Regional Development Funding and managed by the University of Central Lancashire (UCLan) is helping a leading lighting manufacturer to make its headquarters more environmentally friendly. Chelsom Ltd, based in Blackpool, is one of the country’s leading lights when it comes to manufacturing and designing industrial lighting solutions to the global leisure sector. From its headquarters on the Fylde coast, the company’s 65 staff members work with major hotel and cruise ship chains including Hilton, Accor, Royal Caribbean and Disney. [...]

Lightbulb moment as Chelsom goes green2020-10-06T11:16:56+01:00

Nutrition firm goes carbon neutral with UCLan support

2020-08-06T08:44:16+01:00

Private Label Nutrition ensures new headquarters go green A growing Blackpool business has committed to going carbon neutral, with support from the University of Central Lancashire (UCLan). Private Label Nutrition, which manufactures and delivers a range of nutritional supplements from its headquarters on the Fylde coast, approached UCLan’s ERDF-funded Making Carbon Work (MaCaW) project for advice on reducing and offsetting its carbon emissions. For company director James Wilson, MaCaW’s support allowed him to promote the environmental credentials of his growing company as it continues to export and grow internationally. David Richardson (MaCaW Project Manager) & James Wilson New [...]

Nutrition firm goes carbon neutral with UCLan support2020-08-06T08:44:16+01:00

Sky is the limit for solar powered T&R

2020-10-06T14:19:19+01:00

Aerospace supplier goes green with MaCaW support Sky is the limit for solar powered T&R A leading aerospace supplier has reduced its carbon footprint and saved thousands of pounds, with support from the University of Central Lancashire (UCLan). After securing a £15,000 grant from UCLan’s ERDF funded Making Carbon Work (MaCaW) programme towards installing solar panels on its new factory, T&R Precision Engineering in Pendle has reduced its reliance on external electricity, offsetting 22.51 tonnes of carbon emissions per year. In total, by implementing recommendations from MaCaW, the company has reduced its carbon footprint by 60 tonnes a year, [...]

Sky is the limit for solar powered T&R2020-10-06T14:19:19+01:00
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